Wine Tasting for the Complete Novice | BWS at The Middle Gray

  • The Middle Gray 6 Station Street Brookline, MA, 02445 United States

CLASS + DINNER by Bottega Fiorentina, Coolidge Corner, Brookline.

Here at the Boston Wine School, we believe that learning about wine means learning about yourself and each other. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. Wine For The Complete Novice is an ideal class for beginners but it's important for all levels - from experienced wine adventurers to those just starting their wine journeys.

The evening begins with an interactive tasting class covering the "Big 4" grape varieties and the 4 major wine styles produced all around the world. Appetizers and cheese will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. Class is followed by a delicious wine pairing Night In Italy by Bottega Fiorentina, accompanied by white and red Italian wines.

Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, and more!

Mionetto Brut Prosecco
Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay
Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec
90+ Cellars Pinot Noir
Chateau Roc de Segur Bordeaux Cabernet/Merlot


Timballo | Baked pasta with eggplant
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in wine & sage
Insalata Andrea | Mixed green salad

2015 Trio “The Cottage” Pinot Grigio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeast Italy)
2014 Bonaventura Rosso Toscano (Montalcino, Tuscany, central Italy)

Ricotta cheesecake with balsamic strawberries


This tasting class assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all bar, food, hospitality and service industries.


At the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning about yourself, and we promise to challenge all our students to do that. Our goal is to help you understand deeply and communicate completely what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of food.


Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.